LOS ANGELES – Kingston Paradise directed by Jamaican/US filmmaker Mary Wells has received an official nomination, with seven other films from the African Diaspora, for the jury award for Best Feature Narrative at the 22nd Annual Pan African Film Festival, February 6 – 17, 2014. PAFF is one of the largest and most prestigious Black Film festivals in the United States.
The quirky new Jamaican comedy follows Rocksy, a small-time hustler who with lady friend Rosie devises a daring but not-so-clever plan to steal a fancy sports car, right under the owner’s nose, after which things rapidly go downhill.
The film stars Chris ‘Johnny’ Daley, Munair Zacca, Camille Small, Greggory Nelson and Paul Shoucair, alongside an amazing local and international cast and crew. Produced by Mary Wells and Frances-Anne Solomon, with a score by acclaimed Canadian composer John Welsman, it received the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2013 CaribbeanTales Film Festival in Toronto.
Mary Wells is an award winning independent film Director/ writer and producer from Jamaica and the USA with over twenty years experience in TV and film production. “Kingston Paradise”, is her first feature narrative.
Screenings will be at the RAVE Cinemas, 15 Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles: Friday, February 14 – 3:55pm; Saturday, February 15 – 9:30pm; Monday, February 17 – 1:50pm.